Union Health Minister Launches First Intranasal Covid Vaccine

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, unveiled the world’s first intranasal covid-19 vaccine iNNCOVACC on Thursday in the presence of Union Minister of State (IC) for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh. iNNCOVACC is to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule, and as a heterologous booster dose. It is developed by Bharat Biotech International (BBIL) in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance (BIRAC), a PSU under the Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology. Mandaviya said that over 65 per cent of vaccines supplied in the world are…

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Vaccine against cervical cancer to begin from June: Expert, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Pune: Girls in the 9-14 age group will start getting the indigenously developed vaccine against cervical cancer for free at government sites from June this year, Dr NK Arora, head of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), told TOI on Wednesday. The Pune-based vaccine major, Serum Institute of India (SII), launched the madein-India vaccine Cervavac on January 24. It will cost about Rs 150 per dose to the Union government and around Rs 300, Rs 350 in the private market, sources in the Union health ministry said. The…

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Covid Drug: New oral antiviral drug likely to get Centre’s approval for treating Covid, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Pune: The Union health ministry is likely to include an oral antiviral drug, nirmatrelvir-ritonavir combination, in the country’s upcoming Covid treatment protocol for patients with mild to moderate disease, who are at high risk of developing severe illness. The combination drug, popularly known by the brand name paxlovid, is currently in high demand in China and a few other nations battling the Covid surge. India’s upcoming Covid treatment protocol is expected to be released within a week. “The combination two-tablet oral drug therapy is likely to be recommended in India…

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Active Covid cases in India climb to 1,960, daily positivity rate at 0.10 per cent, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India recorded 140 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases increased to 1,960, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,81,921). The death toll stands at 5,30,733, with one fatality reported by Meghalaya and two by Gujarat in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated. The daily positivity was recorded at 0.10 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.08 per cent. The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent…

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Working To Strengthen Health Infra And Services: Mandaviya At Davos

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya at Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday reiterated the vision of India of according the topmost priority to healthcare as seva (service). “We are working towards augmenting health infrastructure and have initiated multiple schemes to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery with focus on quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare services,” he said in Health and Healthcare Community Dinner organised by World Economic Forum (WEF) at Congress Centre, Davos. In the forum Mandaviya said, we have put the vision of…

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India records 89 COVID cases in last 24 hours, lowest since March 2020, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India recorded the lowest daily COVID-19 cases since March 27, 2020, recording 89 new coronavirus infections, bringing the daily positivity rate down to 0.05 per cent. However, the weekly positivity rate stays maintained at 0.09 per cent. The Union Health Ministry updated that India’s active cases declined to 2,035. The total COVID-19 case tally now stood at 4.46 crore (4,46,81,223). The active caseload was updated owing to the 1,63,342 COVID tests conducted in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported that a total of 91.34 crores of COVID-19…

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India Administers 220.16 Crore Covid Vaccines In 2 Years: Health Ministry

The Union Ministry of Health marked 2 years of vaccination drive on Monday. As per the ministry, over 220.16 crore of covid 19 vaccines has been administered in just 2 years. The ongoing vaccination campaigns against covid-19 around the world, including India, may have encouraged people to take risky actions such as reduced or non-adherence to covid-appropriate social behavior. To be known, on 16th January 2021, India conducted the world’s largest covid vaccination campaign with 3006 immunisation centers in all states and union territories. As of December 2, 2022, India…

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Decline Of 30 Covid Cases In 24 Hrs: Health Ministry

India reported a daily increase of 179 new covid infections, but the number of active cases fell to 2,227 The Union Health Ministry on Saturday updated that, a decline of 30 cases has been recorded in the active covid-19 caseload in 24 hours. India reported a daily increase of 179 new covid infections, but the number of active cases fell to 2,227, according to Union Health Ministry data. Currently, the total number of covid-19 cases is 4.46 million (4,46,80,936) and the death toll is 5,30,726, adjusted for 1 death from…

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Over 200 air passengers found COVID positive; samples show presence of BF.7 variant: Mansukh Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said that over 200 air passengers were found COVID-positive with BF.7 variant during the random sampling at the airports. He said that more than 15 lakh air passengers were screened for Covid-19. “Till today, more than 15 lakh air passengers screened for Covid19. Of which more than 200 passengers were found Covid positive; their samples sent for genome sequencing showed that the BF.7 variant was found in many passengers. Our vaccines are effective against this variant,” said Union Health Minister Mansukh…

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Covid 19: India registers 175 new COVID-19 cases, active cases stand at 2,570, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India has recorded 175 new cases in the last 24 hours, while the active cases in the country stand at 2,570, which is 0.01 per cent, a health bulletin from the Union Health Ministry stated. A total of 91.13 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far; 2,01,690 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. The daily positivity rate is 0.09 per cent and the weekly positivity rate is 0.12 per cent. ” India has administered 220.11 crore total vaccine doses (95.13 crore second dose and 22.41 crore…

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